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Woman Sentenced in Embezzlement Case

News Brief: A chronic gambler who acknowledged embezzling nearly $1 million from the California State Employees Association will spend 30 months in a federal prison.

Casino Dealers Caught Cheating

News Brief: Authorities in have arrested a dealer and two players at Thunder Valley Casino near Lincoln, California, on suspicion of running crooked card games.

Opponents Speak Out Against California Casino Plan

News Brief: It was a more subdued hearing that the Tulare County Board of Supervisors watched unfold Tuesday as opponents of a proposal to relocate the Tule River Indian Casino embraced their second chance to be heard.

California County Forms Gaming Committee

News Brief: The Riverside County Board of Supervisors have approved formation of the Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee.

California Casino Measures Cause Buzz

News Brief: Two Hesperia measures targeting Indian casinos will head to the ballots next year. Either could alter the future of local gambling.

Cache Creek Casino Set to Open

News Brief: After years of planning, controversy and compromise, the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians in Yolo County is on track for an April opening of its expanded casino and hotel, which will be renamed from Cache Creek Indian Bingo & Casino.

California Plans May Impact Nevada

The course California elects to take on expanding gambling to clip the state's budget deficit has industry experts concerned about the possible impact on Nevada.

California Sheriff to Back Casino Plan

News Brief: Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, backed by gambling interests and possibly major public employee unions, will be a main proponent of an initiative aimed at breaking Indian tribes' monopoly on Nevada-style gambling in California.

Pechanga Raises the Stakes

News Brief: Pechanga Resort & Casino, answering a space squeeze, announces 100,000-square-foot expansion plan.

River Rock Casino Reports $6 Million A Month in Revenue

News Brief: River Rock Casino reports revenues of more than $6 million a month, clearing nearly $1.2 million a month after expenses. By late next year, its gross gaming revenue could exceed $350 million annually.

Study: Income Disparity Greatest in Resort Areas

ews Brief: A recent analysis of 2000 Census data by the Associated Press found that Palm Springs and the neighboring towns of Cathedral City and Palm Desert have some of the greatest income disparities in California.

Schwarzenegger Doesn't Support Ballot Initiative

ews Brief: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't support a proposed ballot initiative that could allow operators of horse tracks and card rooms to add Las Vegas-style gambling if tribal casinos don't pay more of their winnings to the state, the governor's spokesman said.

Tribe Offer to Negotiate with California

News Brief: Ten of the 94 California Indian tribes that have or want casinos said Friday they are willing to negotiate with new Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

California Initiative Allows Slots in Tracks, Card Rooms

News Brief: In a move that could break Indian tribes' monopoly on Nevada-style gambling in California, corporations that own major horse-racing tracks and card rooms are preparing an initiative aimed at next November's ballot to allow them to operate slot machines.

SuperLotto Plus Jackpot at $44 Million

News Brief: The California Lottery's `SuperLotto Plus' jackpot has rolled up to $44 million.

Harrah's Reports $165 Million Expansion

Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.has plans for a $165 million expansion of the Harrah's Rincon hotel-casino owned by the Rincon San Luiseno Band of Mission Indians.

California Casinos May Hold the Cards

News Brief: Governor-elect Schwarzenegger’s plans to squeeze $1 billion from tribal casinos may be undermined by a computerized bingo game that looks and plays a lot like a slot machine but is exempt from state regulation.

Schwarzenegger to Tax Casinos

News Brief: Arnold Schwarzenegger, who will take the oath as California's 38th Governor on Monday, is planning to bring in a tax on casinos in a bid to beat the state's budget crisis.

Court Reaffirms California Land Decision

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the dismissal of all claims by the cities of Roseville and Rocklin, California and reaffirmed the decision to place lands in to trust for the United Auburn Indian Community for the purpose of gaming.

Tribal Regulators Meet at Conference

Tribal, state and national regulators charged with overseeing the conduct of tribal government gaming in California will converge in Sacramento Thursday and Friday for the California Tribal Gaming Regulatory Summit.

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